Archive for July 4, 2012
Los Angeles, CA – K-1 Global President Michael Kim today issued the following statement: “I would like to set the facts straight regarding the business practices of the K-1 organization. First, regarding payment to the athletes who participated in the K-1 Rising Spain event on May 26, 2012, almost all the money for the fighters who participated in the event has been paid. A few did not get paid because the person who introduced these fighters to us, Simon Rutz, has yet to provide us their payment details and that has prevented us from wiring them their money. We have asked Mr. Rutz for the information on numerous occasions and continue to do so and we intended to pay them as soon as we are able to obtain the information.
Second, regarding the payments to the promoters in Spain: We paid advance monies to the promoters for the event. After the event ended, we awaited the receipts and worked on reconciling the expenses. The period of reconciliation took an acceptable amount of time. Both parties agreed in writing on payment amounts and payment methodology on June 28, 2012.
Third, Mr. Simon Rutz signed a service agreement with K-1 Global and was paid a contract fee in February of this year. Despite having this agreement in place, K-1 was not provided its obligatory legal advance notice of his intent to partner or contract with a competitive organization.”
A.s. zaterdag 7 juli zal in het MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, het UFC 148 evenement plaatsvinden. Partijen die hier o.a. op het programma staan zijn: Forrest Griffin vs. Tito Ortiz, Patrick Côté vs. Cung Le en Dong Hyun Kim vs. Demian Maia. De hoofdpartij van deze card, een Middleweight Championship partij, gaat tussen Anderson Silva en Chael Sonnen.
Dat de UFC in verschillende landen actief is en het aantal landen uitbreidt is bekend. Zo vinden er evenementen plaats in Europa, Zuid-Amerika, Japan en een tijd terug ook in het midden oosten. Zojuist maakte Dana White bekend dat de UFC in november naar China gaat:
“We finally got China done! We’re headed to Macau in November!!”